Jennifer Willet

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    Dr. Jennifer Willet is the Director of INCUBATOR art lab and a Canada Research Chair in Art, Science and Ecology at the University of Windsor. In 2017, Willet was inducted into the College of New Scholars, Artists, and Scientists of the Royal Society of Canada. Willet is an internationally recognized artist and curator in the emerging field of BioArt. Her research resides at the intersection of art and science, and explores notions of representation, the body, ecologies, and interspecies interrelations in the biotechnological field. She engages in performance, installation, photography and sculpture based artistic practices, community arts and social practice, and philosophy of science, media studies, science and technology studies, combined with protocols and life forms from the biological sciences.


    Dr. Jennifer Willet, director of INCUBATOR.  INCUBATOR Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science and Ecology is a physical and theoretical hub, a new art/science laboratory at The University of Windsor (Canada), founded in 2009.


    Jen­nifer Wil­let is an in­ter­na­tion­ally suc­cess­ful artist in the emerg­ing field of bioart.  From 2000-2007 Wil­let and Shawn Bai­ley col­lab­o­rated on an pro­ject called BIOTEKNICA.  She taught in the Stu­dio Arts De­part­ment at Con­cor­dia Uni­ver­sity from 2000-2007, and com­pleted her PhD in the In­ter­dis­ci­pli­nary Hu­man­i­ties Pro­gram at the same in­sti­tu­tion.  She now works as an As­sis­tant Pro­fes­sor in the School of Vi­sual Arts at The Uni­ver­sity of Wind­sor in Canada.  In 2009 she opened a bioart re­search and teach­ing lab called IN­CU­BA­TOR: Hy­brid Lab­o­ra­tory at the In­ter­sec­tion of Art, Sci­ence, and Ecol­ogy at the UofW.


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  • Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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